Jump to content

Maternity clothes

  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 123Babies4Me

Posted 11 July 2015 - 09:14 AM

I know I'm getting a little ahead of myself :-) I just thought I'd share what I liked/didn't like from previous pgs, if you have any advice you'd like to add please do!

#1 and #2 were summer/autumn babies, so I pretty much wore out those maternity clothes. I bought quite a few things from Pumpkin Patch, as well as just normal flowy summer shirts in bigger sizes. I also wore maxi dresses (I can't wear them not pregnant now, they just look wrong, lol!) I had some Jeanswest maternity jeans which were awesome. I bought feeding shirts, but I found that it was usually easier just to wear a maternity singlet with a normal shirt over the top.

#3 was a  mostly winter pg (so I have lots of winter maternity stuff, which won't be very useful this time, lol!) I bought maternity bras from Mamaway which were absolutely fantastic and I'll buy more this time. I bought lots of Mamaway clothes which were good because they are maternity and breastfeeding so I got lots of wear during pg and after. However I didn't like their jeans.

#2 OrganisedChaos

Posted 11 July 2015 - 12:44 PM

Thank you for creating this thread, 123Babies4Me - being our first I have no idea where to start and what I will need.  I want to buy some clothes this coming week, only because I know I won't have much time afterwards, so was just going to go to the local shopping centre and see what's there.  I know it's early but think I had better buy some work clothes now because I have over a month before I want to tell anyone and think my clothes might give me away before then.

#3 heart-beat

Posted 11 July 2015 - 03:03 PM

Oh I had a quick peek in Mamaway yesterday! I like the look of some of their stuff.

I may have already bought a couple of things from Target... :blush:

I like the look of Jeans West maternity - what does everyone prefer, the over-the -bump stretchy waistband or the jeans with the stretchy side panels? With my boys, I couldn't BEAR the feeling of over-the-bump so any pants or skirts I wear will have the be under-the-bump. Hoping to be able to get away with dresses a fair bit, easy to accessorise at least.

I'm going to drag out what little of my maternity gear I kept & see what state it's in. My dear friend has given me a huge (one of those striped shopping bags, you know the massive ones) FULL of stuff that I'm hoping will fit. Might go do a bit of a wardrobe sort this arvo.

#4 OrganisedChaos

Posted 18 July 2015 - 02:17 PM

Lordy, maternity clothes in WA are in short supply and the range pretty much sucks.  Went shopping yesterday and ended up buying a few larger tops instead of maternity ones a) because there wasn't a big selection and b) because they were just not appealing.  I think I might have to go to maternity clothes specific shops and check out online, the usual shops in shopping centres just don't seem to have a good selection.

#5 kc84

Posted 18 July 2015 - 10:55 PM

Crossroads have recently released maternity clothing, so i'm heading to one of their store that stock it tomorrow - ideally to get my hands on some comfy skinny jeans...

I'm plus size, and found last time rather hard to find many maternity clothing.. i wore some comfy pants i bought from kmart. Luckily some plus size clothing was a bit generous in the belly region so was able to wear them for most of my pregnancy.

With feeding, i gave up quickly on the nursing tops (especially with the tiny holes), and just went with large tshirts and pulled them up - definitely works well.

#6 Millie01

Posted 18 July 2015 - 11:08 PM

I just grabbed some great items from the Sussan maternity range.

#7 IngridKo

Posted 17 November 2015 - 12:14 PM

I found this Aussie label recently who has a nursing singlet that wicks and absorbs the milk leaks. Was skeptical as I have lots of milk, but gave it a go, and not only does it work it is seriously the most comfy nursing top ever www.modibodi.com.au

#8 Perth_mumma

Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:14 PM

Target have lots of stretchy soft fabrics and good casual dresses for summer (just in their normal section not maternity). But try before you buy, Im normally 10-12 and would buy medium or large but only needed a small at target as they were very generous and super stretchy (and black which is always more flattering).

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


Top 5 Viewed Articles

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.